Maj. Gen Jim Muhwezi, the Rujumbura Member of Parliament has replaced Gen Ely Tumwine- who has been serving as Security Minister since 2018. For the position of Minister for General Duties in the Prime Minister’s Office, the former NRM Secretary General, Justine Kasule Lumumba, has replaced Mary Karoro Okurut.
At least 11 Cabinet ministers
will not be part of President Yoweri Kaguta Tibuhabrwa Museveni’s cabinet in the 2021/2026 term unless there is a reshuffle. According to the Cabinet list issued on Tuesday evening by the presidential press Unit, Museveni has named
32 cabinet ministers and 50 state ministers.
The list shows that Katakwi
woman MP, Jessica Alupo, has replaced Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi, who has been vice president for 10 years. On the other hand, Kakumiro
Woman MP, Robinah Nabbanja has replaced Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda who has held the
portfolio of prime minister since 2014.
Nabbanja has been serving as the State Minister
for Health. Also replaced, as the minister in charge of the presidency is
Esther Mbayo. Her role is now going to be played by Miriam Babalanda. Maj. Gen Jim Muhwezi,
the Rujumbura Member of Parliament has replaced Gen Ely Tumwine- who has been
serving as Security Minister since 2018.
For the position of Minister for
General Duties in the Prime Minister’s Office, the former NRM Secretary
General, Justine Kasule Lumumba, has replaced Mary Karoro Okurut. For the position of
Minister for Karamoja, Mary Goretti Kitutu, who has been serving as the
Minister of Energy, has replaced John Byabagambi.
The Attorney General
William Byaruhanga has also lost his position to the President’s personal
lawyer, Kiryowa Kiwanuka. On the other hand, Vincent Bamulangaki Ssempijja who
has been the minister for Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries has replaced
Adolf Mwesige as Minister of Defense.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Sam Kutesa- will not be part of this cabinet as his
roles have been taken over by Gen. Jeje Odongo who has been the Internal
Affairs Minister. Judith Nabakooba, the former minister in charge of ICT and the National
Guidance will play the role of minister of Lands Housing and Urban Development
replacing Beti Olive Kamya who has been named senior presidential advisor on
Also sacked is the Minister of Trade Industry and Cooperatives Amelia
Kyambadde whose position has gone to Francis Mwebesa.